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Soldierfit Signs First Franchise Agreement »

July 01, 2015 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: Soldierfit

Washington, DC Area Resident to Open Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Soldierfit, a unique, military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland, announces today the signing of a new franchise agreement with Frederick resident and longtime Soldierfit gym member, Harry Santucci.
Santucci will open the first Soldierfit franchise location later this year – site selection is now underway.
Soldierfit works to create a fun and affordable fitness experience for its members – ‘Troops’ – and provides them with access to bootcamps, kid’s fitness classes, personal training and a functional fitness gym to lead healthier, stronger lives.
“I purchased a Soldierfit franchise because the company is in the business of helping people...

Back To School Enrollment Opens At Primrose Schools® »

July 01, 2015 at 11:53AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Premier preschools help children develop the right foundation for future learning and life.
ATLANTA - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Back-to-school season is approaching, and Primrose Schools, a high-quality early education and care provider with more than 300 schools coast to coast, is now accepting new students for fall 2015. With proven success in supporting students to develop the right foundation for elementary school and beyond, parents are encouraged to schedule a tour with their local Primrose school to learn more about our exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum and program.
Primrose Schools offers students a balanced approach to learning that is research-informed, blending philosophies from the most influential child development theorists in early childhood like Montessori with modern wisdom from the most current research...

All American Cheesesteak Debuts At South Philly Steaks & Fries Restaurants »

July 01, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Classic Philly Sandwich with a Patriotic Twist - Perfect for Fourth of July - for a Limited Time!
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced the debut of the All American Philly Cheesesteak on the menu at all South Philly Steaks & Fries restaurants for a limited time. The All American Philly Cheesesteak starts with thinly sliced grilled sirloin steak on a fresh baked roll, and then topped with special sauce, lettuce, melted American cheese, pickles, and onions. The familiar flavors that are featured in this cheesesteak are timeless and sure to be craved by customers of all ages! South Philly locations are now serving The All American Cheesesteak as a Mini or a Regular, for a limited time...

Retro Fitness Fuels Orlando Development With 20 Gyms »

July 01, 2015 at 11:24AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Expands Florida Presence with First Five Orlando Locations on Track to Open This Year
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO – With one out of every three Orange County residents at a healthy weight, local demand has increased for affordable fitness options. In response to this void, a popular New Jersey fitness chain is entering the Orlando market to provide locals with the amenities and atmosphere they love at high-end gyms, without the hefty membership price tag.
Retro Fitness - a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise with more than 135 locations operating in 16 states - plans to open 15-20 gyms throughout the Orlando area within the next 3-5 years. The company’s CEO and founder, Eric Casaburi, owns three of the first five gyms scheduled to open this year...

Pieology Fresno Donates Over $1,000 To Multiple Sclerosis Society »

July 01, 2015 at 10:47AM PDT | Source: Pieology Pizzeria

100 Percent of Sales from Pre-Opening Event to Benefit Locals Living with the Disease
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California – Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has announced that their recently opened Fresno location at the El Paseo Marketplace raised $1,155.83 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. To celebrate the new location and to affirm the company’s focus on social responsibility, the restaurant pledged to donate 100 percent of sales generated from a pre-opening event, to the MS Society.
“We are grateful to the many people in the Fresno community who came out to support such a worthy cause” said Juan Rivera, Pieology general manager...

Coverall® Expands Presence Throughout California And Announces New Regional Vice Presidents »

July 01, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

Leading Franchisor of Commercial Cleaning Businesses Targets Southern California as Growing Market
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, announced today the appointment of two new Regional Vice Presidents in its West Division, based in the company's California Support Centers. Tyler Dickinson has been named Regional Vice President of Sales and Edward Cruz has been named Regional Vice President of Operations.
Dickinson has nearly two decades of experience leading multi-site sales organizations. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales for the Western Division of TruGreen® LandCare where he increased existing division sales by 37 percent over a three-year timeframe...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release Date »

July 01, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - July 1, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that it will release the company’s second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday, July 30, followed by a conference call at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The conference call will include a brief discussion of the quarter and a question-and-answer session. It will be moderated by Stephen Pettibone, Vice President of Investor Relations.
Participants may listen to the simultaneous webcast by logging onto Starwood’s corporate website at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/earnings.html. A webcast replay will be available on the corporate website a few hours after the live event and will run for one year...

Sky Zone Raleigh Celebrates 100th Park Opening With Grand Giveaways And Thrilling Festivities »

July 01, 2015 at 10:05AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park Offers Guests the Ultimate Day of Fun
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Raleigh – Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is giving guests a reason to jump for joy with the opening of its 100th location in Lakewood, NJ. This expansion marks an epic milestone that exemplifies Sky Zone’s remarkable international growth and success.
All parks in the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico will be doing their part to celebrate the momentous occasion by upholding two of Sky Zone’s key pillars; doing good and fostering fun. Each of the 100 Sky Zone parks will be donating $500 to a local charity of their choice. Sky Zone Raleigh will proudly donate to Camp Royall...

Tropical Smoothie Café Introduces Limited-Time Wraps And Smoothies To The Menu »

July 01, 2015 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Launches New Seasonal Menu For The Summertime
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. The new Pacific Rim Wraps and Superfood Smoothies are the perfect complements to the summer season, offering guests a delicious way to escape the mundane and into the Pacific with a tropical wrap or bowl, and cool down with a blended beverage.
Sriracha is making an appearance in both of the new limited-time Pacific Rim Wraps to bring the heat to Tropical Smoothie Café locations nationwide. Offering a fusion of fresh and bold flavors, the Cha Cha Sriracha Chicken wrap combines all-natural grilled chicken, roasted pineapple, cilantro, cabbage, carrots, scallions, romaine, spinach and caramelized pineapple Sriracha sauce in a toasted flour tortilla...

Always Best Care Unveils Several New Software Updates And Enhancements At 4th International Conference »

July 01, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA – Always Best Care® Senior Services unveiled several new software updates and enhancements at its 4th International Conference held May 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 200 franchisees, area representatives, vendors and employees gathered at this year’s Conference, the senior care company introduced several new technology software improvements to its Universe system designed to strengthen the user experience for its franchisees.
Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada...

Shopping With 7-Eleven Just Got A Lot More Convenient »

July 01, 2015 at 9:31AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Teams with Postmates for On Demand Delivery in San Francisco
DALLAS - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. takes its mantra of "what customers want, when and where they want it" a giant step further as it begins to offer delivery to customers with San Francisco-based technology company Postmates.
Select stores in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., now offer on-demand delivery through Postmates iOS, Android or web app. An assortment of 7-Eleven's products from hot foods and snacks to cold beverages and other convenience items is just a few taps away and will be delivered by Postmates to customers in an hour or less.
"7-Eleven's founder, Joe C. Thompson Jr., used to say 7-Eleven's mission was to 'give customers what they want, when and where they want it'," said Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven's vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy...

The Melting Pot Seeks New Owner For Newport News, Va., Restaurant »

July 01, 2015 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Offers Turn-Key Business Opportunity to Interested Entrepreneurs
TAMPA, Fla. - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that a recently closed unit is available for re-opening under new ownership in Newport News, Va. The brand is seeking qualified owner-operator candidates who are interested in owning their very own Melting Pot restaurant. Currently, The Melting Pot has six additional restaurants throughout Virginia.
The Melting Pot in Newport News is located in the Jefferson Green Shopping Center at 12233 Jefferson Ave, Suite 3 and opened in July 2006. The unit closed as of June 29 for compliance reasons related to its franchise agreement...

CycleBar Kicks-Off Franchise Sales With Deals For 100 Studios Across U.S. »

July 01, 2015 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: CycleBar®
CycleBar® Opportunities Available

Entrepreneurs Looking for Opportunity to Own Luxury Flock to Premium Indoor Cycling Franchise
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI - Just six months after introducing the company’s first franchise opportunities, CycleBar, the first and only premier indoor cycling franchise, is announcing its incredible growth momentum with deals inked for more than 100 studios in markets across the country. The strong franchise development is part of the company’s overarching goal to have 100 studios open to riders by Dec. 31, 2016.
Spearheading the fast-growing franchise is newly hired company president, Heather Harris. Harris most recently held the role of General Manager and Vice President at Donna Karan Intimates, where she drove strategic direction and execution of a multi-million dollar company turnaround...

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates National Ice Cream Month With Free Waffle Cone Offer And 31% Off All Sundaes On July 31st »

July 01, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Baskin-Robbins introduces lineup of OREO® cookie-themed frozen treats including its July Flavor of the Month, OREO® ‘n Cake
Also kicks off Community ConesSM Paper Icon Program to benefit The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – July is National Ice Cream Month and Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is celebrating all month long by treating guests to fun special offers, introducing a delicious lineup of OREO® cookie-themed frozen treats, and providing guests with a sweet way to give back to their local communities.
Throughout the month of July, Baskin-Robbins guests can upgrade their double scoop of ice cream with a free freshly-baked waffle cone...

Penn Station East Coast Subs Offers BLT For Limited Time »

July 01, 2015 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Penn Station East Coast Subs

Sandwich Available At All Locations Throughout July
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, will add a fresh grilled bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich to its menu for the month of July.
“While looking at other concepts, we found the bacon to be thin, tasteless and almost more like bacon bits than true bacon,” said Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “We specifically selected a much thicker cut of bacon – and absorbed the additional cost of it – because we believe customers will recognize and appreciate the difference in quality and taste. During the testing phase for this limited time offer, we rejected numerous bacon samples from our supplier because they didn’t have the taste difference we were seeking...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Ann Arbor »

July 01, 2015 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Expansion With New Michigan Studio 
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Ann Arbor, MI. The Ann Arbor studio will be located in the Woodland Plaza at 2246 S. Main Street. With two studios now open in the state and several in development, the innovative brand will continue to target the Michigan area for expansion.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisees, Matt and Marjo Grabowski and Orangetheory Fitness Michigan area developer Scott Marcus, the new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on July 9 from 5:00 p...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Appoints New Marketing And Communications Director Of International Headquarters »

July 01, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lansing, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Kroeger to marketing and communications director of its company headquarters in Lansing, Mich.
Kroeger, of Haslett, began her career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® September 2004 as marketing manager for the Lansing, Mich., franchise along with two Grand Rapids, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise locations, which at the time, were owned by Jon Sorber, one of the original stickmen and current executive vice president. Kroeger oversaw all marketing-related activities for those franchise locations including creating, executing, and tracking the local marketing strategy. Eventually, she transitioned from the Lansing franchise location, to the corporate office...

Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests To Create The “Perfect Pair” »

July 01, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Just in time for Summer, Guests Can Add a Monin® Flavor Shot to Any Fountain Beverage!
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced beginning today, Villa Italian Kitchen is offering guests a perfect way to cool down with a unique specialty drink for summer, a “Flavor Shot” of Monin® Gourmet Flavoring such as, strawberry, watermelon, blackberry, apple, pomegranate, cherry, or mango to any fountain beverage including ice tea, soda or lemonade, to create the Perfect Pair! The “Perfect Pair custom beverage will be available through September. Ask for a sample at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations.
“To create the perfect pair, we invite guests to try a flavor shot in their favorite beverage for a delicious and refreshing taste of summer,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen, Brand Manager...

The Wendy's Company Announces Preliminary Results Of Tender Offer »

July 01, 2015 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today the preliminary results of its modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at the end of the day, 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 30, 2015.
The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit aboutwendys.com or wendys.com.Based on the preliminary count by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, a total of approximately 66.6 million shares of the Company's common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or below the purchase price of $11...

America’s Top Road Trip Destinations Named By Schlotzsky’s Guests »

July 01, 2015 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Schlotzsky's

National Bakery-Cafe Restaurant Gives Guests Chance to Win Thousands of Prizes Featuring a Cruisin’ Vacation to Destination along Route 66 through Summer Promotion
AUSTIN, Texas - July 01, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Schlotzsky’s® summer menu has taken a road trip down historic Route 66 with the launch of regionally-inspired dishes, so the bakery-cafe is asking guests about their ultimate road trip destination this summer. Throughout June, Schlotzsky’s received thousands of social media entries from guests across the country sharing photos of where they wanted to take a road trip this summer. The results are in and today, Schlotzsky’s announces America’s Top 66 Road Trip Destinations.
Whether it’s to the beach or the mountains – here are America’s Top 10 Road Trip Destinations, according to Schlotzsky’s guests, in order of popularity:

Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
The Grand Canyon
Yellowstone National Park
Seligman, AZ ("Birthplace of Route 66")
Ft...



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